Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch Gelbvieh and Angus 37th Annual Bull Sale |

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch Gelbvieh and Angus 37th Annual Bull Sale

Date: Mar. 3, 2018

Location: At the ranch, Selby, S.D.

Owners: Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson, Brian and DeDee Begeman

Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar and Seth Weishaar

Tri-State Representative: Dan Piroutek


12 Gelbvieh bulls – $4,979

120 Balancer bulls – $4,508

38 Angus bulls – $4,979

170 Total bulls – $4,630

A sunny spring day greeted the crowd attending the Thorstenson's Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale held March 3 at their ranch west of Selby, South Dakota. Buyers from nine states kept the bidding active both live and via the internet.

Topping the sale offering at $14,000 was lead-off Angus, Lot 176, selling to longtime customer, Larry Thompson, of Glenham, South Dakota. Sired by Schiefelbein iBull, he posted a 122 WW index and a 125 YW index, along with above average feed efficiency.

Leo Gauderman, Glenfield, North Dakota, claimed Lot 121, sired by Bieber Hard Drive Y120, and also a maternal brother to Lazy TV Big Bud for $10,000. The red Balancer indexed 135 for IMF, and was also well above average for feed efficiency.

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Another longtime customer, Richard Jore, of Watford City, North Dakota, chose the next two red Balancers, including Lot 125 at $10,000 and Lot 123 at $9,500. Both of these bulls were also sired by Hard Drive, and posted performance indexes well above average.

Dale Gasho Ranch from Beach, North Dakota, selected the high-selling black Balancer in Lot 4, sired by DBRG Twister 451B, at $9000. Lot 4's performance EPDs rank in the top 5 percent of the Gelbvieh breed, and he is also homozygous polled.

Gasho also chose Lot 11, another black BA63 sired by Twister, for $8,750. Lot 11 indexed 117 for weaning weight.

Dean Grosz, Olivet, South Dakota, had the final bid of $8,750 on Angus Lot 182. Sired by VAR Discovery 2240, and out of a first-calf heifer, he posted a 120 WW index and a 116 YW index.

Volume buyer, Merle Hicks of Martin, South Dakota, chose Lot 127, another Hard Drive-sired red Balancer, for $8,250.